Safe Place

Safe Place is a national outreach program designed to provide immediate assistance to youth in crisis by creating a network of Safe Place sites throughout the community. One in seven children, between the ages of 10 and 18, will run away from home. This is an alarming statistic, which is why the General volunteered as one of the first Safe Place sites in Baton Rouge, opening our doors to self-referring youth needing assistance.

Baton Rouge General is also a designated safe baby site, or Safe Haven. This means that any parent may anonymously leave his or her infant child, with the intent of placing the child for adoption, without fear of prosecution. In order to meet the criteria for Safe Haven, the child must be given to a hospital employee and not simply left unattended.